The Quest for the Hiss-paniola - Book One
The Quest for the Hiss-paniola - Book One
The Quest for the Hiss-paniola - Book One
The Quest for the Hiss-paniola - Book One
The Quest for the Hiss-paniola - Book One

The Quest for the Hiss-paniola - Book One

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PIRATES! CURSES! CUTLASSES!

Meet Jack Scratch. Pint-sized hero. Swashbuckler. Adventurer … and singer of pirate ditties!

Together with Cap’n Catnip – The World’s Greatest Mariner – and his Uncle Silver, Jack is about to embark on a quest to find the fabled treasure of the Hiss-paniola!

And he’ll encounter a whole lot of trouble along the way.

 

A beautifully created A4 hard-cover book with cloth covered spine.

52 pages of full-colour illustrations by Craig Phillips, creator of 'Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts' a graphic anthology of world tales.

 

RECLAIMING COMICS FOR KIDS… 

Written and illustrated by Craig Phillips, this is the first in The Adventures of Jack Scratch series of comics about a pirate cat.

Craig Phillips is a professional illustrator, working for publishers all around the world from his studio by the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo in New Zealand.

He has created many book covers for popular children’s and young adult books, as well as rock posters for bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, DJ Shadow and the Foo Fighters.

Craig recently retold and illustrated ‘Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts’ a graphic anthology of world tales.

About The Book

Several years ago Craig’s daughter asked him to make a book just for her. When he asked her what she’d like it to be about she said “cats!”, then “pirates!” and then, “pirate-cats!” and so Jack Scratch was born and developed over many meal times and deep discussions about all the types of things pirate-cats might get up to.

So, if you have a child that likes cats or pirates or pirate-cats, then they will love this book!

This is the first book in the series and helps to establish some of the main characters that will carry through in the following books. The second book ‘The Curse of the Kraken!’ is already well underway.

A beautifully illustrated A4 hardcover book with a stunning cloth spine. It is printed in full colour and created with classic comic series like Tin Tin and Asterix in mind.

About Comics

Comics are cool, we all know that! And comic books are FUN!

If something is fun for children, they will do it again and again!

Comics are a great way to engage young children into a real love of books. They are interesting and exciting and help develop their imaginations. Comic books really do offer a lot for children. You don’t necessarily need to be able to read to enjoy a comic book, which is great for young children and also children that have trouble reading due to issues like dyslexia.

We want to RECLAIM comics for kids! This industry is set to explode because KIDS LOVE COMICS! SIMPLE!

 

Shipping

It is important to us to use packaging that does not add to plastic waste issues that we have in the world.  We use cardboard boxes that can be re-used in your garden as a great weed mat or they can be recycled with your paper recycling.  We also use eco tapes, both brown and clear which can go into your compost or left on the cardboard to use as weed mats.

Aotearoa

Free delivery NZ wide on all orders over $70.  Orders under $70, shipping is $5.50 NZ wide with rural addresses $9.50.  We will dispatch your order within 1-3 working days and you will receive an email confirmation with tracking details.  

Orders are shipped and tracked via Post Haste couriers and expected delivery within NZ is 1-3 working days, 3-5 working days for rural deliveries.

Please do NOT provide a PO Box address as Post Haste do not deliver to them. 

Australia

Cut off for Christmas is 24 November 2021.

Orders to Australia are sent via either NZ Post which is non-tracked standard international airmail or Australian Post E-Parcel which is partially tracked an d both charged at a flat $12. If you order an item that is a pre-order or out of stock, your order will be sent altogether when all items are in stock.
 
Expected delivery to Australia is 3-10 working days. However, since Covid 19 deliveries are taking a lot longer than usual.

Rest of the World

Orders are sent via NZ Post which is non-tracked standard international airmail charged depending on the amount of books/weight.
 
Expected delivery to 6-15 working days. However, since Covid 19 deliveries are taking a lot longer than usual, some up to 20-30 working days.

Returns Policy

Wildling Books wish all our customers to receive their products in perfect order. If there is something wrong with the product you have received or if your delivery is not correct, please contact us immediately at bex@wildlingbooks.com. If you send us an email, please include as many details as possible including your order number and photographic evidence of any damage, and in some cases a photograph of the packaging itself. Please ensure you keep your delivery until the return process is complete.

No refunds, returns or exchanges will be processed unless contact has been made about any issues within seven (7) working days of receipt of your item. We may be able to extend this time under special circumstances, but please make contact as soon as you notice any problems so we can remedy the situation for you. We do not refund purchases on the basis of changing your mind.

There are no refunds or returns available for ebooks or printables, so please choose carefully when ordering. We may ask for you to return the product in which case, we will refund the value of the purchased product, but we do not have to refund the value of the shipping. If you are required to return the product, you must pay for the shipping to return the goods and this must also be arranged by yourself. The goods are your responsibility until they reach our office. Please ensure you pack the return safely to prevent any damage to the products or boxes. New Zealand customers are protected by the Consumer Guarantees Act.

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TN
15/02/2021
Tracy N.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
Jack Scratch

Great book for the children.

CR
04/02/2021
Christopher R.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
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Wonderful speedy service, thank you so much

RW
06/01/2021
Rose W.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
The Adventures of Jack Scratch

I haven't read it but my 8 year old son who loves cats loves it. Thanks. Something a little different and perfect for him.

KH
03/01/2021
Kristy H.
New Zealand New Zealand
So much fun to read

This book along with its partner book is AMAZING!! So much fun reading and the quality abd craftsmanship of the book is top quality. Thank you for this amazing book x

JC
06/12/2020
Jody C.
New Zealand New Zealand
Totally awesome!

I purchased this book for my son who would rather be doing anything than reading! He absolutely loved the graphics and I found him many times reading (and acting out) the adventures of Jack Scratch!! Comics are an awesome way to get unwilling readers to discover books because they don’t get overwhelmed with big blocks of writing - the words are expressive, action packed and fun!! Thank you

VT
06/12/2020
Vivien T.
New Zealand New Zealand
Jack Scratch books

I bought these books for my 7 year old granddaughter. She absolutely adores Jack Scratch and the fact it is in comic form. She loves to curl up in a corner and read.

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